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Anthurium paradiso

Red Flamingo flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed, white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Anthurium paradiso (Red Flamingo flower). This species has a bright red shiny heart-shaped, veined spathe, and a curved yellow-white spadix. The dark green leaves are shiny and leathery and also heart-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub, Herbaceous or Epiphytic

Other common names

Heart flower, Tail flower

Origin

N.S America

Interest and use

Ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilPeaty
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They need a min of 15C to thrive. Prefers bright light in winter and indirect sun in summer; needs a fairly moist atmosphere and moist, but not waterlogged, peaty soil.

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, aphids and root mealy bugs.

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